Frank L. Horton and his mother Theodosia “Theo” L. Taliaferro were pioneering antiques dealers who dedicated their lives to raising awareness of and appreciation for domestic objects made in the South.
Their legacy lives on in the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), located in Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem. MESDA is recognized as the preeminent center for researching, collecting and exhibiting decorative arts made and used by those living and working in the early South.
The museum has two new self-guided galleries, as well as tours and ticket packages that include admission to Old Salem.
– Glenn Gillen, APR, S&A Communications